In presenting the PHOTOGRAPHIC SKETCH BOOK OF THE WAR to the attention of the public, it is
designed that it shall speak f...
This app is a faithful reproduction of Alexander Gardner’s photographic masterpiece. Features you can
expect to enjoy, inc...
Tehrkot Media, a leader in historical image collection and distribution for educators and historians, has
created this una...
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App
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Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App

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Antietam. Manassas. Gettysburg. These are battles that are forever etched in America’s memories. The man who captured some of the most horrific images during the War Between the States was Alexander Gardner, an intrepid Scotsman, a jeweler’s apprentice of Calvinist upbringing, a newspaper publisher, entrepreneur and photographer.

Gardner’s historically significant compilation of images, his Photographic Sketch Book of the War, is one of the most acclaimed photographic books ever published, and yet little known. Published in 1866 in two stunning volumes and with an original price tag of $150, only 200 copies were ever printed, with fewer than 14 remaining intact to this day. A complete set of the works sold at Christie's in 2009 for $92,500, beating the $40,000 - $60,000 pre-auction estimate.

This iOS app is a faithful reproduction of an original version of this 1866 manuscript. We have left all spelling mistakes and/or other "inaccuracies" as is in order to provide a true accounting of this critically acclaimed tome. Also of note, the spelling of various words and locations has changed over the years as well, these have been left true to the 1866 copy as well.

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Gardners Photographic Sketch Book of the War iPad App

  1. 1. In presenting the PHOTOGRAPHIC SKETCH BOOK OF THE WAR to the attention of the public, it is designed that it shall speak for itself.  The omission, therefore, of any remarks by way of preface might well be justified; and yet, perhaps, a few introductory words may not be amiss.   As mementoes of the fearful struggle through which the country has just passed, it is confidently hoped that the following pages will possess an enduring interest. Localities that would scarcely have been known, and probably never remembered, save in their immediate vicinity, have become celebrated, and will ever be held sacred as memorable fields, where thousands of brave men yielded up their lives a willing sacrifice for the cause they had espoused.   Verbal representations of such places, or scenes, may or may not have the merit of accuracy; but photographic presentments of them will be accepted by posterity with an undoubting faith. During the four years of the war, almost every point of importance has been photographed, and the collection from which these views have been selected amounts to nearly three thousand. - Alex. Gardner
  2. 2. This app is a faithful reproduction of Alexander Gardner’s photographic masterpiece. Features you can expect to enjoy, include: §  §  §  §  §  §  Alexander Gardner’s original introduction from 1866. A beautifully illustrated title page by renowned Civil War artist Alfred R. Waud. 100 Civil War images with accompanying captions written by Alexander Gardner between 1865-66, shortly after the cessation of hostilities. Biographies of photographer Alexander Gardner as well as acclaimed illustrator, Alfred R. Waud. Information on how photographers operated in the field during the early days of battlefield photography. Analysis of a number of Civil War photographs explaining how the photographers staged them in an effort to heighten the dramatic effect of the images, which captured the essence of the War. * Disclaimer - This app is a faithful reproduction of an original version of this 1866 manuscript. All spelling mistakes and/or other "inaccuracies” remain as is in order to provide a true accounting of this critically acclaimed tome. Also of note, the spelling of various words and locations has changed over the years as well, these have been left true to the 1866 copy as well.
  3. 3. Tehrkot Media, a leader in historical image collection and distribution for educators and historians, has created this unabridged, digital edition of Alexander Gardner’s acclaimed two volume photographically illustrated book, entitled Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War. This is a faithful re-publication of an 1866 second edition, held by the Library of Congress. This collection was originally published in two separated volumes, bound in blue leather, each approximately 12.6 x 16.9 inches in size and weighing about 10 pounds. We have combined the two volumes in this Tehrkot Media application to which has been added much additional information detailing the photographic process employed during the War, as well as biographies of Mr. Gardner himself, as well as of the esteemed illustrator, Alfred R. Waud, whose fine art anchors the introduction to each volume. Copyright © 2011 Tehrkot Media App Design and Development by Tehrkot Media and Justin Stahl

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